Andrew J. Adams

Andrew J.Adams - Partner


Contact Info


Tel: (401) 453-1200

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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Western New England School of Law, J.D.
    • Edward B. Cooley Excellence in Labor Law Award – Recipient
    • Legal Research and Writing Ijima Award for Best Oral Argument – Recipient
  • University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B. S.
    • Marine Biology, Honors Recepient
    • Publication/Research Award


  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department – Recipient of 3 Commendations



Andrew J. Adams is the Practice Leader of DarrowEverett’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. On the transactional side of the practice, he has represented clients ranging from small local businesses to those with a larger, multinational presence on matters ranging from acqui-hire transactions to due diligence on reverse SPAC mergers. Andrew has represented employers in federal and state litigation across the country involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour violations, contract disputes, and other employment issues.

He regularly advises clients with respect to employment agreements, restrictive covenant compliance, regulatory compliance challenges, personnel policies, and day-to-day employment issues, and provides custom training programs and materials to clients on a variety of important topics, including wage and hour issues, paid and unpaid leave, ADA accommodations, and drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Andrew also has experience with state and federal agency investigations such as the U.S. Department of Labor, and he has additional experience in the labor side of the practice negotiating collective bargaining agreements and litigating unfair labor practice charges on behalf of employers.

Representative Matters

  • Represented executives in a $21 million Series B round.

  • Represented artificial intelligence and machine learning company in an acquihire transaction.

  • Represented executives in the $43 million sale of a data analytics platform company.

  • Managed post-acquisition wind down of employment matters for international web-space company spanning across Canada, China, India, Oman and the Philippines.

  • Obtained summary judgment on all counts for employer in New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD)/discrimination action in New Jersey Superior Court.

Prior Experience

Before joining the DarrowEverett team and after serving in the U.S. Navy, Andrew was a labor and employment associate for a boutique New England law firm. While attending Western New England School of Law, Andrew was the Publication Editor for The Western New England Law Review.

Related Practices

Publications and Media Appearances


  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Wellbeing, Young Lawyer Subcommittee – Board Member
  • Hampden County Bar Association New Lawyers Section – Chair-Elect
  • Western New England Law Alumni Association Board of Directors – Board Member
  • Massachusetts Employment Law Letter and New England Law Letter – Former Editor
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, ABA Free Legal Answers – Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department – Recipient of 3 Commendations